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Caernarfon Castle (Gwynedd, North Wales)

Updated: Jan 15, 2019



Caernarfon Castle was built after Edward I's Welsh Conquest in 1277 as part of his fortification of North Wales. The site chosen for Caernarfon Castle was strategically important, as it was able to control traffic across the Menai Strait, and was built upon a previous Norman motte and bailey. Nearby was the significant Roman fort of Segontium.


Construction began in 1283 and ended in 1323, although it was never fully completed.


The site is now managed by CADW and allows paid entry to visitors.


Pictures taken May 2018.


Castle Site Plan



Caernarfon Castle Site Plan

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